Sigourney Weaver Leaks Some Big Ghostbusters 3 Plot Points
But just because she's Sigourney Weaver, that's okay! Well, not really, but who cares? Weaver did an interview with Channel 4 News in the UK (via AICN) for Avatar and ended up chatting a bit about what's going on with Ghostbusters 3, which we haven't heard much about recently. There used to be new quotes from someone hitting every week for the last six months, but that finally stopped. Anyway, Weaver reveals a lot without saying much. "I'm afraid to say [Ghostbusters 3] is happening, I hope people are excited about that." I certainly am! But everyone else may change their mind after they hear what else she says about it.
"I don't know if I'm going to be in it, I have had a couple of calls asking 'would you read the script,'" Weaver explained. And apparently she did read the script, because she seems to know a lot about what happens in it. For example: "I know that my little son Oscar – who was kidnapped from me [in the second Ghostbusters movie] – I think he has grown up to be a Ghostbuster." We knew that they were planning to introduce a new generation of Ghostbusters, but we didn't know that Oscar was going to be one of them! But that's not all.
"I might be in it; I see nothing wrong with being in it, although I don't think I will have a big part. I think Bill Murray has a little more to do with it - he's a ghost."
I usually don't like spoiling huge plot points like that, but considering Ghostbusters 3 isn't going to be out until 2011 or 2012, this kind of news isn't that revealing this far out. Actually, wait, it is very revealing, it's just not something that I think is going to make me any less excited. In fact, I'm actually more interested in seeing Bill Murray come back as a ghost and seeing Oscar kick his ass with their new Proton Packs. I'm also wondering if this means all of the original 'busters will be ghosts too? Maybe that's the plot? Maybe they come across something that kills all of them and the new guys have to figure out how to bring them back.
I'm not sure what to make all of this yet, but it is official and it is coming from someone trustworthy and it is coming from someone who has (presumably) read the script. Now we're just waiting for Sony to give this the greenlight and officially announce a director and a cast so they can actually shoot it. I'm getting anxious to see this officially move forward. Knowing these details though, are you still excited to see Ghostbusters 3?